designs

  • Solar Water Heater Project: Design for Sustainable Communities (2009)

    This report was written by Professor Ashok Gadgil of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the University of California. The professor and a team of student researchers set out to design a solar thermal water heating system for use by native populations in...

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  • Low-cost Distributed Solar-thermal-electric Power Generation (2004)

    This report was written by A. Der Minassians et. al. of UC Berkley. It measures the feasibility of solar thermal systems used for electric power generation, which could compete for price parity with other sources of electricity. The paper claims that when using only low-cost...

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  • Passive Solar Heating and Thermal Mass (2010)

    This presentation was created by Rob Dumont of the Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology, which promotes sustainable economic development in Alaska. It covers passive solar heating design and thermal mass construction.

    Direct gain passive solar...

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  • Solar Thermal Industry National Status and Projections (2011)

    This presentation discusses the current status of solar thermal energy in the United States and its projected future for the next 5-10 years. Focusing on solar water heating (SWH) systems and solar pool heating (SPH) systems, this presentation touches on both residential and...

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